Devonly Voices is a 60-strong choir based in Totnes, while The Singers Upstairs is a 35-strong choir based in Ashburton. Choir members come from all over South Devon including Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Dartmouth, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Ashburton and Totnes. The choirs are directed by Vicky Hadland and co-directed by Tao Hinton.
The emphasis is on having fun singing together in harmony. Our gatherings are informal and friendly and new members are always welcome. We even have a tea break! This gives us a chance to get to know each other even better.
Although many members have joined the choir from Vicky’s ‘Enjoy Your Voice’ classes, you don’t have to be an experienced singer to join in. All you need is the willingness to give it a try...
We learn by ear which means no written music although there are word sheets. We sing a wide variety of songs including rounds and harmonies from all around the world, contemporary, pop, gospel and doowap. Many of the arrangements are by Vicky and Tao.
We perform regular gigs and concerts, many for charity and to support the community. Devonly Voices raises over £1500 each year through its annual Concerts and Cabaret Evenings in support of WaterAid, ShelterBox, Rowcroft Hospice and other local charities.
We meet every Thursday evening in term times (please check for dates) from 7-9pm at The Totnes Natural Health Centre on The Plains, Totnes. Session costs £7.
New Members Always Welcome!
Last Spring Term session: Thursday March 17th
Summer Term starts: Thursday April 7th
The Singers Upstairs
Last Spring Term session: Wednesday March 16th
Summer Term starts: Thursday April 6th
Harbour House Singers
Last Spring Term session: Tuesday March 8th
Summer Term starts: Thursday April 12th
Last Spring Term session: Monday March 21st
Pick of the Pops
We are pleased to announce that our Pick of the Pops cabaret evening
this March raised £800 for The Devon Freewheelers.
Dart Music Festival
Devonly Voices will be performing at the 2016 Dart Music Festival.
Come along to our concert on Sunday 15th May 11.30pm at The Guildhall, Dartmouth. (Free/Donation)
Vicky will also be running a free workshop on Saturday 14th May 12.30 at The Flavel Church.
The workshop is open to all, whether you're an experienced singer or haven't sung in years!